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Jack O' Lantern on the Halloween party

Halloween: Keep Your Custom Eaters Safe from Forbidden Foods, Not Just Pesky Ghouls

Five Ideas for Frightfully Festive Cocktail Hour Fare Halloween parties are a fun opportunity to get creative while maintaining that special balance between making everything look creepy and delicious at the same time. It’s almost an art form and the catering craft has certainly seen its share of epic wins and brutal scares. One thing that shouldn’t be scary on Halloween is knowing whether the food is safe to eat. Anyone with food allergies can attest to the difficulties inherent in eating at parties. Add to that the additional vigilance needed when meals are disguised for a theme and it…

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Blueberries (vaccinium corymbosum), in traditional wooden harvest baskets on a organic blueberry plantation.

Blueberries – 100 Years of Deliciousness

As part of fruits and veggies month, Thrive! is featuring fruit and veggies each week. This week the fruit is blueberries, my absolute favorite fruit out there. A whopping ninety percent of adults and children don't get enough fruits and veggies, so add this one to your shopping list this week! HISTORY Blueberries are native to North America, even though they still do have botanical relatives around the world. For thousands of years blueberries have been harvested by Native North American tribes, who used the plant as both food and medicine. For a while blueberries were unsuccessful at cultivation until…

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